Originally Posted by Jumbie
I do remember reading some comparisons of the V10 to the G10 but at the time my friend was fixated on LCDs so I didn't pay a ton of attention to them. All I really recall was that the V10 was touted as being better.
Will take a second look.
People agonize a great deal over whether they should get the V10 or a bigger G10 at the same price. I went with a smaller V10 because (1) I notice the 24P flicker on panning shots and the V10 fixes this on Blu Ray playback; (2) I liked the one-sheet-of-glass design of the V10; and (3) I liked that the V10 has a more customizable picture settings. The curious thing about this is that since it's so customizable it renders some of it's other selling points moot: THX mode, Digital Cinema Color, Studio Ref Mode etc. are not as good (subjective of course) as a preferred custom setting, so I never use them!
Also, I read one technical review saying that although they are supposed to be the same panel and have the same contrast ratio specs, the Panasonic V10 has deeper black levels. Of course this difference is probably imperceivable by human eyeballs.
Am I a little sad that I have a 50" TV instead of a 54" TV? Yes.
But I will say this... spending the extra on the V10 means I never have to wonder whether or not I should have upgraded
That peace of mind plus the 24P playback was worth the extra cost to me (I should say, worth the drop from 54inch to a 50 inch set).
Good luck debating!